Overdue

Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy children’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.


All Episodes

Ep 643 – Holes, by Louis Sachar

Holes! We all need ’em, we all love ’em. This is a book where a boy is sentenced to dig a bunch of holes out in the desert because...

Ep 642 – Last Night at the Telegraph Club, by Malinda Lo

Lo’s award-winning novel seeks to shine a light on marginalized experiences from mid-century San Francisco. What’s most impressive is how she’s synthesized all of her research into a couple...

Ep 641 – War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy?

Every week, one of our hosts reads a book and tells the other person (and you, the audience) about it. This week’s book is about the topic of war...

Stop! Homer Time: The Iliad – Episodes 3 & 4 (Books 5-9)

For our latest show-within-a-show, we’ll revisit Ancient Greece through Emily Wilson’s new translation of Homer’s The Iliad. We’ll be reading it a few books at a time and having...

Ep 640 – Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk

The first rule of podcasting is DON’T TALK ABOUT PODCASTING. The second rule of podcasting is please tell everyone about podcasting and specifically about this episode in which we...

Ep 639 – There There, by Tommy Orange

There There sets itself apart by being a book by and about indigenous Americans in an explicitly contemporary, urban setting. It’s also got a neat perspective-shifting structure and interconnected...

Ep 638 – The Mystery at Lilac Inn (Nancy Drew #4), by Carolyn Keene

This bonus episode was recorded on LEAP DAY! So we leapt into The Mystery at Lilac Inn with our good friend young sleuth Nancy Drew! Let’s play some Hot...

Ep 637 – The Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B. White

The third and final of White’s whimsical children’s books about animals, The Trumpet of the Swan asks important questions like: How do swans learn English? How can we better...

Ep 636 – The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis

Modern readers often experience C.S. Lewis as “the Narnia guy,” but he’s also one of the 20th century’s foremost Christian apologetics. The Screwtape Letters, written from the point of...

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